BRIEF NEWS: April 26, 2011

Memorandum submitted to CM IMPHAL, Apr 25: District Level Co-ordinating Team (DCT) Federation, Tamenglong district submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. The memorandum said that the present Executive Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) under the chairmanship of Autonomous District Councils had committed a gross mistake by accepting the new proposal of Village Development...

Adverse Effect Of Manipur (VA in Hill Areas) Act, 1956

The proposed Manipur (Village Authority in Hill Areas) (Amendment) Act, 2011 should be affected at the earliest if the amendment is to be made regarding the post of Chairmanship of village authority. It may be pertinent to mention that the Hill Commissioner, Govt of Manipur in its letter No.9/26/92-CHA(i) dated 31st August, 1992 addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong had clearly mentioned...

Tamenglong Court Inauguration

TAMENGLONG, Apr 23: Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Madan Lokur, Advocate General of Manipur N Koteshwar, Advocate of Gauhati High Court, Imphal Branch Rajenlung Kamei and Assistant Registrar of Gauhati High Court, Kohima Branch were among the high ranking legal officials who landed at Tamenglong district for the first time yesterday with the purpose of re-opening the district court. Soon after...

BRIEF NEWS: April 24, 2011

Body disposal IMPHAL, Apr 23: An unidentified male body has been recovered from near Bongbal Khullen, which is about 25 kilometers north east of Yairipok police station. It is said that at about 11 am yesterday Yairipok police received information about the corpse, which has been brought to JNIMS morgue after it was retrieved by a team of the police station. Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Officer...

Privilege Motion Mooted Against Awangbou

IMPHAL, Apr 5: Accusing Tamei AC MLA Awangbou Newmai of using inappropriate language and outright disrespect to the official rights of District Council at DRDA Office, Tamenglong district on March 31, altogether 14 Members of Tamenglong ADC headed by their Chairman G Soihem Haomei has urged the Manipur Legislative Assembly to move a privilege motion against the MLA. While discussing proceedings of...

Committee Asked To Inspect IT & KT Road

IMPHAL, Apr 3: In a quest for accurate judgment over allegations and counter allegations often made against road construction works undertaken under various development projects in the State, a handful of elders from Tamenglong district have raised their concern about a Court Order directing a committee to initiate spot verification of IT and KT road in Tamenglong district. A copy of the court order...

Students Take Stir Against Power Cut To Exam Rooms

IMPHAL, Mar 31: In an apparent display against the State Govt’s failure to supply power in Tamenglong, candidates today wore black badges while appearing for their matric examinations in the Zeliangrong dominated district. The remote district has been reeling under prolonged power cut since the last many months forcing the Zeliangrong Students’ Union (ZSU) of the district to agitate against the...

BRIEF NEWS: March 19, 2011

Micro-finance IMPHAL, Mar 18: A two day workshop on the issues facing the micro-finance sector was held at New Delhi on March 15. The theme of the year’s conference was “Reengineering Microfinance: Need for New Products and Policies.  Shashi Kant Sharma, secretary finance sector, Ministry of Finance, Ms Jayshreee Vyas, chairperson Sa-Dhan, R Subrahmanyam,, Principal Secretary Rural Develop,...

‘Friends Of The Hills People’ Slogan Shaken And Stirred

IMPHAL, Mar 15: Continuing to cast slur on Assam Rifles for allegedly attempting to debilitate Indo-Naga ceasefire, All Zeliangrong Students’ Union has today termed the arrest of NSCN-IM cadre by AR as “unwarranted”, “highhanded” and “bestial”. George Gonmei, joint secretary of finance of NSCN/GPRN was arrested by AR posted at Tamenglong district on March 11, on the charge of extorting...

PIB (DW) Clarifies

IMPHAL, Mar 14: PIB (DW) has claimed that 11 AR achieved a major success in their drive against extortion activities of the UG groups when they apprehended the finance in-charge of NSCN (IM) for Zeliangrong region, George Gonmei s/o Abuan r/o Thuijang Imphal. A PIB (DW) press release said that troops of 11 AR launched an operation in which George Gonmei was apprehended on March 13 with a cash of Rs...

Horticulture For Diversification Of Agriculture —With Special Reference To Tamenglong District—

Introduction of Mushroom cultivation as an industry will be the pivotal role for employment and income generation. Horticulture which includes fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers, mushrooms, floriculture, medicinal and aromatic plants, cashew, coconut, and oil palm has been emerging as an important sector for diversification of agriculture. Presently, horticulture has established its creditability...

BRIEF NEWS: March 10, 2011

Shop burgled, bomb found IMPHAL, Mar 9: A complaint has been filed to the police with regard to theft of Rs 21,200 from an iron and cement shop located at Khoyathong area on the intervening night of March 8 and 9. As per complaint by the shop owner namely Thokchom Sunil of Kongpal Kongkham Leikai, unknown person(s) burgled his shop ‘Valentina Steel’ by breaking the shutter and looted the cash amount...

Land Alienation And Self-Government In The Hill Areas Of Manipur

Hmar Hills on the Manipur-Mizoram border is one of the most neglected regions in the country. Image Credit: Robert L Sungte. Following India’s Independence in 1947, the Government of India placed Manipur, then a princely state with mixed populations (tribal people constituting about 36 p.c. of the total state population) under the Fifth Schedule on the basis of the A.V.Thakkar Subcommittee’s report....